• Confidential Computing - Safeguarding Data while in Use

  • Tuesday, 28th September
  • Registration: 12:25pm - Close 2pm (BST)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Attendee Registration

As organisations move their data to multiple environments, it’s important to ensure that data is secure in its three states – while in storage, transit, and use. Data breaches have seen attackers target data in use, often exposing encrypted data in storage or transit. This session explores best practices to protect data while it’s being processed, specifically in hybrid-cloud and edge computing environments.

  • Understand the different states of data and how this can impact breaches
  • Explore how Confidential Computing helps limit access to protect data in use
  • Learn how and why cyber-attacks often target data in use
  • Find out how to protect data in use

Our Keynote Speakers

Dee Samra, Director Data Excellence, Liberty Global

Application Data Security

Dee is currently the Director Data Excellence at Liberty Global. Prior to this, she worked for Virgin in various roles involving data management for over 10 years. She defines herself as a Data, People and Business Leader; focussed on Strategy and Excellence in a Data Driven Organisation. An enthusiastic professional individual with excellent proven skills in strategic management, with specific experience in the Data field in the Telecom Industry. Strong leadership skills coupled with a natural ability to assimilate and simply interpret complex problems.

Stefan Liesche, Chief Architect, IBM

Confidential computing and Hyperprotect services

Stefan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and focused on security, transparency and protection of data and services in flexible cloud environments. Stefan worked in various areas as Technical leader within IBM, most recently as Chief Architect for IBM Cloud Hyper protect Services and IBMs Watson Talent Portfolio where Stefan was building AI driven solutions that transform recruiting and career decisions within global organisations, that not only enhances quality of decisions, but also allows HR functions to enhance fairness and tackle biases. Stefan also innovated within the Exceptional Web Experience products for several years with a focus on open solutions and integration. Stefan has more than 20 years of experience as technical leader, collaborating with partners and customers through joint projects, as well as within IBM's product development organisation.

Dale Vile, CEO & Distinguished Analyst, Freeform Dynamics

Dale is a co-founder of Freeform Dynamics, and today runs the company. As part of this, he oversees the organisation’s industry coverage and research agenda, which tracks technology trends and developments, along with IT-related buying behaviour among mainstream enterprises, SMBs and public sector organisations. In addition to his comprehensive insight into how the IT industry hangs together overall, Dale has a deep knowledge of IT-related decision-making. During his 30 year career, he has worked in enterprise IT delivery with companies such as Heineken and Glaxo, and has held sales, channel management and international market development roles within major IT vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Sybase and Nortel Networks. He even spent a couple of years managing an IT reseller business for Admiral Software. Dale has been involved in IT industry research since the year 2000 and has a strong reputation for original thinking and alternative perspectives on the latest technology trends and developments. He is a widely published author of books, reports and articles, and is an authoritative and provocative speaker.

Event Chair: Alastair Rennie, Interim CIO, Research Data Scotland

Alastair is an experienced CIO and Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit, public and private sectors. He has strong business development capabilities, skilled in Business Process, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), IT Service Management, IT Strategy, and Business Transformation.

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